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... far from where we were moored on Canal du Nord, most likely Roman according to the signage. The cathedral in town is huge, and is constructed in two distinct sections, Roman and Gothic and was as usual stunning, so much money and time was put into the construction of these grand buildings, sometimes taking centuries to build, only to be remodelled by future generations or reconstructed due ...
... cemetery. It is the German government who maintains it to this day. As a result of this being a small piece of land and with so many bodies to bury, there are 7 to 8 soldiers to one plot. We also went to the fields where the Battle for Passendaele took place. There we viewed the monument commemorating the fallen soldiers. Surrounding the monument are the fields of Passendaele - rolling peaks and valleys and flatland. One ...
... then walked home feeling emotionally exhausted after a day I wont forget.
Chris Locks E-Mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org in case anyone is planning to visit the area or knows someone who is. We can thoroughly recommend him.
Have just tried to download photos and not having much luck. Will have another go tomorrow and tell you about the fabulous day we had doing a walking tour of Antwerp with a couple of top rate guide, Nieke and her mum Lotty.
... and nurses from shells and fire. These were gradually added to and made more and more solid, ending up being of concrete. There is a memorial to him there with a plaque inscribed with the poem in his own handwriting.
From here it was to Langemark German Cemetery - a totally different experience. The German cemeteries are made to blend in with the natural surroundings. Here there were low grassed walls, oak trees and the feeling the soldiers are buried in ...
... which is near the site of the Passchendaele battle. This is the largest Commonwealth cemetery and is the final resting place of 11,956 soldiers. It also contains the graves of three German soldiers. The cemetery is named for a blockhouse on the site that was taken by British forces and was nicknamed then as ‘Tyne Cottage’, after a river in North England. The seemingly endless rows of grave markers are surrounded by a semi-circular wall at the top of ...